Hello there, This is my first time posting photos and I'd really like to get better but I'm embarrassed with my photos in general so I'll post the ones I think are really good. I'm fine with harsh criticism because I'd really like to get better. I know I need to work on composition, that's hard for a scientist who's used to protocol, but I'd like critique on other aspects as well. I'm working with a Nikon D200 and the 18-200mm Nikkor AF/S zoom lens. I'm mostly interested in landscape (but of course there composition is key) and I also love to take pictures of people with genuine expressions on their faces (which is why I love weddings so much). I don't like using the on-camera flash which is all I have, so that's why the high noise and crappy exposure of the second shot, and none of these photos have gone through any post-processing. I really like the photo with the group hug, but how could I have composed that one better - I know I need to get out of the "snapshot" mindset where I frame everyone in the center, but how could an off-the-cuff moment like that in that setting have been a better photo? First, taken at a wedding: Second, taken at another wedding: Third at the same wedding as above: And at Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe: Thank you for any C&C. In general, if I work on this, do you think I might have the potential to be a professional of some capacity in the future (like for weddings and portraits - and i mean in the distant future)?